Project Profile

Print edition : July 04, 1998

* Length of the Narmada from its source to its estuary: 1,310 km.

* Number of dams envisaged on the river by the Narmada Valley Development Plan: 3,165.

* Height of the Maheshwar dam: 23 metres (plus 7 metres underground and 6 metres free board at the top)

* Length of the Maheshwar reservoir: 40 km * Number of affected villages: 61

* Private agricultural land under submergence: 873 ha.

* Total submerged land: 5,510 ha.

* Cost of relief and rehabilitation and Catchment Area Treatment: Rs. 177.80 crores.

* Land identified for cultivation by the displaced: 1,185 ha.

* Land identified for housing: 285 ha.

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